901 Quarrier Street, James Mark Building | Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Donovan M. Powell is a native son of Leon, West Virginia. He attended Point Pleasant High School before beginning his secondary education at Marshall University. He graduated Cum Laude from Marshall where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Wrestling Club, and Pre-Law Club. During his time at Marshall, he earned his B.A. with focuses in History, Political Science, and Physical Geography. After graduating from Marshall, he pursued his Juris Doctorate at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, graduating in the spring of 2020.
While attending law school he was a member of the Federalist Society and clerked for a plaintiff’s firm where he gained valuable perspective and litigation experience in civil rights, medical malpractice, and personal injury law. He was a Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Fellow and clerked at the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office while on holiday.
Shortly after earning his Juris Doctorate Donovan returned home and sat for the West Virginia bar exam where he was then admitted as a member of the Bar. He began his career as a solo practitioner in Point Pleasant for a short time before joining Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC as an associate attorney. Much of his practice consists of litigating consumer and employment maters, new automobile dealership franchise disputes, and contract formation.
As approved by the New York Supreme Court he has been granted the privilege to advise and assist his New York clients as In-House counsel by providing industry specific policy formation and navigating nuanced contractual disputes as they arise throughout the course of business. He has further been admitted to practice in all West Virginia Federal Courts and is a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC).
In his free time, he takes pleasure in the study of history, spending time with his beloved dog named Jeb, and home improvement projects. He stays involved in the community as much as time allows and in 2018 founded and continues as President of the Point Pleasant Wrestling Alumni Association. The Association helps support the Point Pleasant Wrestling Team by giving new graduates a network and resources to aid future endeavors after high school while awarding a yearly scholarship to one graduate exhibiting profound leadership skills. He serves as Vice President of the Point Pleasant Sports Alumni Association and volunteers at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State